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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of President Obama’s call to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

President Obama called King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia this morning to wish him well, and to congratulate him on the progress that he has made toward a full recovery.  King Abdullah congratulated the President on the recent Senate approval of the new START Treaty, and the President thanked him and told him that he looked forward to working closely together in the coming year.  The two leaders underscored the importance of our bilateral relationship, and agreed to continue cooperating closely on a range of issues.